Rutgers Symphony Orchestra

One of the nation’s leading conservatory orchestras, the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra features some of the finest graduate and undergraduate musicians enrolled at the school. Presenting an annual concert series of six symphonic programs, a main-stage opera and two popular programs, the RSO aims to prepare students for professional careers as orchestral musicians, through tackling the major symphonic repertoire, which has included in recent seasons Mahler, Strauss, Beethoven and Brahms Symphonic cycles.

The RSO hosts each season student composition readings/recordings as well as an annual concerto competition, providing winners solo performance opportunities the following season.

The RSO has performed at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Symphony Space as well as the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). The flagship ensemble of the Mason Gross instrumental program, the orchestra has played with many of the world’s leading conductors including Maestros James Judd, Andrea Quinn and Rossen Milanov; soloists Lara St. John, Philippe Quint, Barbara Dever, Thomas Studebaker, Nancy Gustafson, Susan Starr, Ruth Laredo, Alexander Ivashkin, Paquito D' Rivera and pop artists Ray Charles and Jay-Z. The orchestra has recorded for Naxos with all concerts broadcast nationally on 89.1 WWFM.


Syllabus [PDF]